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  • Can I Apply for a Hardship License?

    When people have been arrested for and convicted of operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), they usually lose their licenses for a specific period of time. Driving, after all, is considered a privilege, not a right. However, for people who depend on their cars to get to and from work, for example, they might be able to apply for what is called a hardship license. Hardship licenses allow people to ...
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  • Penalties for OVI & Child Endangerment

    The crime of “child endangerment” is a criminal act or failure to act which places a child’s health or safety at risk of imminent danger. Ohio law regarding endangering children is design to protect those who are unable to help themselves, such as children under 18 years of age and physically or mentally handicapped individuals under 21 years old. Creating a substantial risk to the health or ...
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  • Keeping Your Memorial Day OVI Free

    With Memorial Day weekend only a few weeks away, many people are planning festive celebrations to kick off the official beginning of summer. If part of your festivities involves drinking alcohol, ensure that you have a course of action to avoid an OVI arrest since there will most likely be a lot more Ohio police officers out this weekend to keep an eye out for drunk drivers, as well as OVI ...
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  • What to Do If My Child Faces OVI Charges?

    In Ohio, persons under the age of 21 who are charged with drunk driving offenses face a different situation compared to those who are over 21 years old. Although the BAC for those age 21 and over is .08%, the limit for those under the age of 21 is .02%. Those who under 21 years old are prohibited from consuming alcohol, which is why the limit is reduced significantly compared to those who can ...
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  • Thinking About Drinking At The Republican Convention?

    Following the miraculous victory of the Cleveland Cavaliers, anyone who found themselves celebrating in Northeast Ohio witnessed something not seen in fifty-two years, a championship. Following game seven, and especially during the victory parade, the people of Cleveland could be found not only celebrating in the local bars, but also on the streets. Even with the presence of police it was not ...
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  • Law Enforcement Must Follow the Rules Too

    When it comes to OVI/DUI cases, there are rules for drivers to follow and rules for the police to follow. Failure to do so can result in consequences for both sides. For the driver, it can be anywhere from jail time to suspended license. The consequence for the law enforcement is to not be able to use that evidence against the driver. The Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administered Code states that ...
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  • Field Sobriety Tests

    You have just been pulled over for being suspected of operating a vehicle while impaired. The police officer will most likely ask you to perform some field sobriety tests to confirm his suspicions. Here is some important information to consider before agreeing to perform the tests. In Ohio, you have the right to refuse to take a field sobriety test. The office will probably warn you that the ...
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  • DUI/OVI Tips, Misconceptions and Mistakes

    Can I be charged even though I am not driving? There is some confusion over what “operating a vehicle” exactly means. If you have one too many drinks and think it is safer to sleep in your car than try to drive home, it is ok to sleep in the back seat but put the keys in the front. This way you cannot attain physical control of the car. If you are in the front seat with the keys in your pocket and ...
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  • An OVI Attorney Could Save Your Career

    While everyone knows not to drive while under the influence of alcohol, we understand that people make mistakes. They think they haven’t had that much or that they aren’t even driving that far. People believe that the risk of getting caught is worth the reward of getting home. Most also believe that the worst that will happen if they get pulled over and charged with an OVI is that they will face a ...
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  • Ohio State Highway Patrol To Crack Down On Impaired Driving Over New Year's Holiday

    Earlier this week the Ohio State Highway Patrol issued a press release urging Ohio motorists to drive sober over the upcoming New Year's Holiday and notifying drivers that Troopers will continue the OSHP's crack down on impaired driving. According to the OSHP, troopers have arrested over 23,000 motorists this year for impaired driving. The Attorneys from DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder wish you a safe ...
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  • OVI/DUI Checkpoints For Labor Day Weekend 2013

    Authorities have announced that they will be operating a OVI/DUI checkpoints in the following areas over the 2013 Labor Day weekend: Parma Heights, Ohio - Friday, August 30, 2013, on Pearl Road from 11 pm to 3 am. Logan County, Ohio - Friday, August 30, 2013, on Ohio 366 between 8 pm and 10 pm in the village of Russells Point. Bratenahl, Ohio - Saturday, August 31, 2013, on Lakeshore Blvd. The ...
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  • July 26-28, 2013 OVI/DUI Checkpoints

    Authorities have announced that they will be operating a OVI/DUI checkpoints in the following areas over the July 26-28, 2013 weekend: Garfield Heights, Ohio - Friday, July 26, 2013, on Turney Rd. from 8pm to 1 am. More information about checkpoints will be provided as it becomes available. As always, the Attorneys from DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder recommend that you designate a driver if you plan ...
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  • Need an attorney for an OVI/DUI case in Akron?

    Have you been arrested for operating a vehicle while impaired in Akron, Ohio? Driving under the influence is a serious offense in Ohio and your driver's license could be at risk of suspension. Under Ohio State traffic law, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence does not necessarily have to mean that you were driving and it could be in reference to more than just an ordinary motor ...
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  • June 20-23, 2013 OVI/DUI Checkpoints

    Authorities have announced that they will be operating a OVI/DUI checkpoints in the following areas over the June 20-23, 2013 weekend: Cleveland, Ohio - Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Broadway Ave. and Baxter Ave. from 8pm to 1 am. More information about checkpoints will be provided as it becomes available. As always, the Attorneys from DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder recommend that you designate a driver ...
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  • DUI Checkpoints In Summit And Portage Counties To Continue Throughout Summer.

    Those of you out of the road after 11:00 pm the last few weeks have probably noticed congested traffic and delays due to some of the check points throughout the Summit, and Portage County areas. We have been told that these check points are going to continue throughout the summer so be careful. Sobriety checkpoints function as a general purpose investigatory tactic where police can get a close ...
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  • What To Look For When Choosing Your OVI/DUI Attorney.

    I went to Google today and searched for Akron DUI lawyer. There were a number of websites that popped up. I began to scroll through them and noticed that the vast majority of the attorneys advertising as an OVI/DUI lawyer in Akron either were not from the Akron area or were attorneys who did not specialize in OVI/DUI law. They would be considered general practitioners who dabble in the criminal ...
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  • What You Need To Know About OVI/DUI's Before St. Patrick's Day

    The most commonly asked question of an OVI/DUI defense attorney is "What happens during an OVI/DUI stop and what should I do if I get pulled over? Although there is no definitive answer to this question, the police generally follow a common procedure which can be handled by keeping in mind several pieces of advice. An OV/DUI charge usually stems from a traffic stop of an individual during which ...
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  • Ohio's Fifth District Court Of Appeals Rules That Driving Slowly Is Not Grounds For A Traffic Stop

    Last Friday, Ohio's Fifth District Court of Appeals issued a decision in State v. Dean (5 th Dist. 2013), 2013-Ohio-313, holding that a traffic stop of a motorist traveling substantially under the speed limit is not permissible unless the driver is obstructing the flow of traffic. The case stems from a traffic stop by a Pataskala police officer of Alan Dean occurring on March 18, 2012. After ...
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  • December 28, 2012, DUI/OVI Checkpoint

    Authorities have announced that an OVI/DUI checkpoint originally scheduled for December 21, 2012, in Garfield Heights, Ohio, will be moved to Friday, December 28, 2012, starting at 10 pm. The checkpoint will be located on Broadway Ave. More information about this and other checkpoints this weekend and on New Year's Eve will be posted as it becomes available. As always, the Attorneys from DiCaudo, ...
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  • December 21, 2012, DUI/OVI Checkpoint

    Authorities have announced that they will be operating OVI/DUI checkpoint in Garfield Heights, Ohio, on Friday, December 21, 2012, starting at 10 pm. The checkpoint will be located on Broadway Ave. More information about this and other checkpoints this weekend and over the Holidays will be posted as it becomes available. As always, the Attorneys from DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder recommend that you ...
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  • Thanksgiving 2012 DUI/OVI Checkpoints

    Authorities have announced that they will be operating OVI/DUI checkpoints in the following areas over the 2012 Thanksgiving holiday: Parma, Ohio - Wednesday, November 21, 2012. A checkpoint will be operated in Parma on Ridge Rd. from 7pm to 12am. Brunswick, Ohio - Wednesday, November 21, 2012. A checkpoint will be operated on Center Road west of Pearl Rd. from 8:30 pm to 2a m Medina, Ohio - ...
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  • November 9-11, 2012 DUI/OVI Checkpoints

    Law enforcement has announced that there will be OVI/DUI checkpoints in the following areas this weekend: Cleveland, Ohio - Friday, Novmeber 9, 2012. Checkpoint will operate Friday night somewhere in the Second District. Exact time and location have not yet been announced. As always, the Attorneys from DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder recommend that you designate a driver if you plan on drinking over ...
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  • Halloween 2012 DUI/OVI Checkpoints

    Authorities have announced that they will be operating OVI/DUI checkpoints in the following areas over the 2012 Halloween weekend: Euclid, Ohio - Friday, October 26 , 2012. A checkpoint will be operated in Euclid near 190 East in the evening on Friday. Cleveland, Ohio - Friday, October 26, 2012 . Checkpoint will be held on Friday at Fleet Ave. and E. 57th St. from9:00 pm to1:00 am. Cleveland, Ohio ...
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  • October 19-21, 2012 OVI/DUI Checkpoints

    Law enforcment has announced that there will be OVI/DUI checkpoints in the following areas this weekend: Cleveland, Ohio - Friday, October 19, 2012. A checkpoint will operate somewhere in the Third District on Friday night. The exact time and location have not been released yet. As always, the Attorneys from DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder recommend that you designate a driver if you plan on drinking ...
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  • September 28-30, 2012 OVI/DUI Checkpoints

    Law enforcment has announced that there will be OVI/DUI checkpoints in the following areas this weekend: Cleveland, Ohio - Friday, September 28, 2012. Two Checkpoints. One from 8:30 pm to 1 am at East 71 st Street and Cedar Avenue. Second from 10 pm to 2 am at East 105 th Street and Drexel Avenue. Columbus, Ohio -Friday, September 28, 2012, from 9 pm to 3 am in Perry Township on Sawmill Road. As ...
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